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2015 Commencement Information

Important Deadlines
March, 31, 2015 - last day to apply for May 2015 Graduation*
April 1, 2015 - first day to apply for December 2015 Graduation*
April 15, 2015 by 5 p.m. - last day to order your cap and gown
April 28, 2015, 1-2:15 p.m. or 5:45-6:45 p.m. - Pre-Graduation Meeting
May 24, 2015 by 5 p.m. - last day to order Commencement tickets

*To apply for graduation, please fill out a graduation application. You MUST fill out the application for graduation even if you do not plan on attending the Commencement Ceremony. Applications are available at the Admissions and Registration desk as well as online


Attention December 2014 and May 2015 Graduates

All students expecting to graduate and participate in the May 2015 Commencement Exercises must:

  • Go online to order a cap and gown (see link below)
  • Attend an important Pre-Graduation meeting on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 (see specific times below)


Pre-Graduation Meeting

All students expecting to graduate and participate in the May 2015 Commencement Exercises must attend an important pre-gradution meeting in A300 Auditorium.

  • April 28, 2015, 1 - 2:15 p.m. or
  • April 28, 2015, 5:45 - 6:45 p.m

At the meeting you will receive information about where to pick up your cap and gown, where to pick up your gold tassel if you are receiving honors, and your place in the Commencement Ceremony.


Cap and Gown Ordering

The cap and gown ordering deadline has passed. If you have ordered your cap and gown, Cap and Gown Pick-Up is in Room B222 on:

  • Tuesday, May 26, 2 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 27, 1 - 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 28, 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday, May 29, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • There will be NO pick-up of caps and gowns on Saturday, May 30.


Our Next Commencement 

The Bunker Hill Community College Commencement Exercises will take place on Saturday, May 30, 2015. The ceremony begins promptly at 11:00 a.m.

  • No guest admittance without a ticket.
  • No re-admittance without presenting a ticket stub.
  • Tent opens at 9:30 a.m.
  • Ceremony starts at 11 a.m.
  • Seating options will be restricted for any guest arriving after the event begins.
  • Backpacks are not permitted. Other bags are subject to inspection.


Commencement Speaker

Elizabeth WarrenOur Commencement speaker this year is a long-time friend of BHCC, Senator Elizabeth Warren, who has visited the campus to discuss issues such as consumer protection and veterans’ needs. She is an advocate for the financial well-being of families, and shares concerns about economic and social mobility that are important to our students and the mission of the College. A professor at Harvard Law School for many years, she earned praise from her students with the Sacks-Freund Award for excellence in teaching. Time magazine has just named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world—for the third time. Warren was born in Oklahoma and is a graduate of the University of Houston and of Rutgers School of Law.




To attend Commencement your guests must have a ticket. Before the event you must reserve your guest tickets online and pick them up in person. 

2015 Commencement Exercises, Saturday, May 30, 2015

Tickets must be reserved by Sunday, May 24 at 5 p.m.

May 2015 graduates please note: All graduating students must reserve tickets for their guests online by Sunday, May 24 at 5 p.m. 

  • Click on the “Commencement Tickets” button below to place your order
  • Reserve tickets for up to three (3) guests
  • You will receive an e-mail confirmation
  • Print out your confirmation
  • Bring your confirmation and a photo I.D. number to pick up tickets
  • Tickets may be picked up in Room B222 as follows:
    • Tuesday, May 26, 2 - 6:30 p.m.
    • Wednesday, May 27, 1 - 6:30 p.m.
    • Thursday, May 28, 11 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    • Friday, May 29, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
  • You may pick up your cap and gown at the same time.

Special Accommodations

Bunker Hill Community College graduates in need of disability-related accommodations should contact the Office for Students with Disabilities at 617-228-2234 or visit the Office in Room E222.

Ticketed Guests in need of special accommodation should contact the Events office at 617-228-2328.



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